Lou Polli

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Lou Polli
Born: (1901-07-09)July 9, 1901
Baveno, Italy
Died: December 19, 2000(2000-12-19) (aged 99)
Berlin, Vermont
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 18, 1932, for the St. Louis Browns
Last MLB appearance
July 7, 1944, for the New York Giants
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 0–2
Strikeouts 11
Earned run average 4.68

Louis Americo Polli (July 9, 1901 – December 19, 2000), nicknamed "Crip", was a professional baseball relief pitcher. Polli first played in the majors with the St. Louis Browns in 1932, pitching 6.2 innings with a 5.40 earned run average. Polli would not play again in the major leagues until 1944, when he pitched 35.2 innings for the New York Giants, with a 4.54 earned run average. Polli's career ERA was 4.68.

He was the first major league player born in Italy, with only seven Italian-born players appearing in MLB as of 2011.[1]


  1. ^ Players Born in Italy – Baseball-Reference.com

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See also[edit]

  • Alex Liddi, the first player both born and raised in Italy to play in MLB